Homeless Housing & Services RFP

Snohomish County announces the availability of funding for a range of homeless housing and services interventions supported by multiple funding sources: Consolidated Homeless Grant (CHG), Housing and Essential Needs (HEN), Emergency Solutions Grant (WA State ESG) pass-through funds from the Washington State Department of Commerce (Commerce), Low Income Energy Assistance Program Rent Assistance funds, and local Ending Homelessness Program (EHP) funding.

For purposes of this competitive Request for Proposals (RFP), Snohomish County Human Services Department, Office of Community and Homeless Services (hereinafter referred to as the "County") is combining into one application process a number of fund sources to support the following homeless housing system elements:

  • Outreach Services
  • Coordinated Entry Navigation Services
  • Targeted Prevention
  • Emergency Shelter
  • Rapid Rehousing
  • Services Attached to Housing
  • Tailored Services
  • HEN Essential Needs
  • HMIS costs

There are varying target populations, eligible activities, and allowable uses associated with each fund source.  During the review process and before the awards are made, Snohomish County will determine final award amounts and which fund source(s) will be assigned to each program that receives funding.

Applications should be submitted without regard to funding source. Snohomish County will match the appropriate funding sources with each project that is recommended for funding. Funds will be assigned to a project based on the specific population targets, project types, and activities. One project could receive a combination from more than one funding source. All agencies currently receiving any type of CHG funding, Commerce ESG funding, EHP funding, or HEN funding must submit a 2019/2020 Homeless Housing and Services Application, this includes any request to expand or enhance an existing project.

The funding period is for two years, Program Years 2019 and 2020. Initial contracts for these funds will be for one year beginning July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020. Contract continuation and funding amounts for July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021 is contingent  upon availability of funds and a project’s success in meeting contract requirements, including performance outcomes, in Program Year 2019.


Friday, March 8, 2019Application Materials Available
Friday, March 15, 2019
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Application Workshop
Snohomish County Campus
Robert J. Drewel Building, 1st Floor Public Hearing Room #2
3000 Rockefeller Avenue
Downtown Everett
Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Technical Assistance Deadline

Friday, March 29, 2019
4:00 pm
Application Deadline
Must be received no later than 4:00 pm

Technical Assistance:

Below you will find material from the application workshop.  If additional assistance is needed, a phone or in-person conference is available.

OCHS Staff Contact: For questions regarding the application process, please contact any of the following Snohomish County OCHS staff:

Application Documents:

For 2019/2020 Homeless Housing & Services RFP:

Other Documents:

CHG Guidelines 2019-2021

Commerce ESG Guidelines 2017-2019